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NCAA.com | March 19, 2022

March Madness: No more perfect men's brackets remain after Iowa State's upset win

It's over! How every last perfect bracket busted in the 2022 NCAA men's tournament

There will be no perfect men's bracket this year.

With No. 11 Iowa State's 59-54 upset win over No. 6 LSU, the final perfect bracket of the 2022 basketball tournament — created by ESPN user "Bekins24" — was busted.

It took 28 games to eliminate the last perfect bracket. Entering Friday, there were 192 perfect brackets across the major games, Men's Bracket Challenge GameESPN, CBS and Yahoo. 

UPDATES: We've been tracking all perfect brackets

Here's how many perfect brackets remained after each game:

  • No. 7 Ohio State 54, No. 10 Loyola 41 — 91 perfect brackets
  • No. 2 Auburn 80, No. 15 Jacksonville State 61 — 81
  • No. 3 Texas Tech 97, No. 14 Montana State 62 — 63
  • No. 3 Purdue 78, No. 14 Yale 56 — 47
  • No. 2 Villanova 80, No. 15 Delaware 60 — 42
  • No. 10 Miami 68, No. 7 USC 68 — 18
  • No. 11 Notre Dame 78, No. 6 Alabama 64 — 4
  • No. 6 Texas 81, No. 11 Virginia Tech 73 — 2
  • No. 2 Duke 78, No. 15 Cal State Fullerton 61 — 2
  • No. 4 Illinois 54, No. 13 Chattanooga 53 — 1
  • No. 1 Arizona 87, No. 16 Wright State 70 — 1
  • No. 11 Iowa State 59, No. 6 LSU 54 — Zero

This marks the second year in a row the chase for perfection ended on the second day of the first round. But in 2019, Gregg Nigl correctly picked the first 49 games.

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